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Guam tell citizens what to do in event of nuclear attack

As U.S. President Donald Trump warns of “fire and fury” and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un prepares for a possible missile launch over Japan, the tiny island of Guam is telling its citizens how to prepare for a nuclear attack.

Guam Homeland Security and Office of Civil Defense released pamphlets on Facebook informing its citizens on ways to prepare for an “imminent missile threat.”

READ MORE: Donald Trump warns North Korea that U.S. military is ‘locked and loaded’

The two-page information pamphlet includes warnings and advice to the likes of:

-Make a list of potential concrete shelters near your home, workplace and school.
-Do not look at the flash or fireball – It can blind you
-Lie flat on the ground and cover your head. If the explosion is some distance away, it could take 30 seconds or more for the blast wave to hit.
-If you were outside during or after the blast, get clean as soon as possible to remove radioactive material that have settled on your body.
-Remove your clothing to keep radioactive material from spreading. Removing the outer layer of clothing can remove up to 90 per cent of radioactive material.
-When possible, take a shower with lots of soap and water to help remove radioactive contamination. Do not scrub or scratch the skin.
-Wash your hair with shampoo or soap and water. Do not use conditioner in your hair because it will bind radioactive material to your hair.

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The goes on to explain about dealing with potential nuclear fallout and how to protect oneself from radiation.

“Fallout radiation loses its intensity fairly rapidly. In time, you will be able to leave a fallout shelter,” the pamphlet reads. “Radioactive fallout poses the greatest threat to people during the first two weeks, by which time it has declined to about 1 per cent of initial radiation level.”

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Canadian mom and daughter flee Guam, now home in Ontario
Canadian mom and daughter flee Guam, now home in Ontario

Tensions remain high amid threats of war between North Korea and the U.S.

Pyongyang warned Thursday North Korea is finalizing a plan to launch four Hwasong-12 missiles over Japan and into waters around the tiny island of Guam, which hosts 7,000 U.S. military personnel on two main bases and has a population of 160,000.

READ MORE: U.S.-South Korea military exercises to move forward despite threat of missile launches by North

Trump issued a new threat against North Korea Friday morning saying the country’s military is ‘locked and loaded.’

Trump warned on Twitter that “military solutions are now fully in place.”

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“Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely. Hopefully Kim Jong Un will find another path!” the president tweeted.

Trump’s threat comes just a day after the president ramped up his rhetoric by saying his warning for “fire and fury” against North Korea “may not be tough enough.”

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